OdishaPlus Bureau

Record breaking 50,000 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours took India’s tally to over 14.35 lakh today. As of now, there are 485,114 active cases of Covid-19 and 32,771 people have succumbed. The recovery rate of patients has gone up to 63.92% from Sunday’s 63.91% after 31,991 people were discharged from hospitals across the country. So far, 917,567 people have recovered from Covid-19.

India which now stands as the third worst COVID-19 hit nations, is now adding a lakh cases in less than three days. Last Monday, the country had crossed the 11 lakh-mark and within seven days it added three lakh more fresh cases. Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state after recording a single-day spike of 9,431. Total cases in Maharashtra now stands at 3,75,799 with 13,656 people casualties.

Maharashtra is followed by Tamil Nadu (2,13,723), Delhi (1,30,606), Karnataka (96,141) and Andhra Pradesh (96,298). Delhi  recorded a single-day spike of 1,075 cases taking the tally beyond 1.3 lakh cases of which 11,904 were active cases as 3,827 people died and 1,14,875 were cured and discharged.

States and Union Territories which recorded less than 1,000 cases were Andaman and Nicobar Islands (324), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (914), Chandigarh (887), Mizoram (361), Meghalaya (702) and Sikkim (545).